Anthony Gokianluy

Anthony Gokianluy is an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and is currently completing his double-major in Economics and Political Science. At the university, Gokianluy is involved with longitudinal Asian American family research where he advises on cultural and process measures that guide assessments of Asian American groups. He also helps develop research materials, and supervise data monitoring and field operations for the study as a research assistant of the UChicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Gokianluy is also a consulting associate for the University of Chicago Microfinance Initiative (UCMI), and takes on consulting and investment roles with microfinance institutions to formulate best practices to improve business and marketing operations. On campus, he leads the Green Economics Group, an organization that focuses on business solutions for environmental agency clients in Chicago and analyzes their operations and finances from an economics lens. His research focus and interest is on the food service industry and on issues of national and regional concern, which can range from illegal mining to the future of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs).

PNoy: Figurehead or Changemaker President? (Part 1/2)

Oct 19, 2013

Aquino is under pressure to improve socioeconomic conditions in the Philippines. As President Benigno Aquino III, also known as “Noynoy” and “PNoy,” approaches the midpoint of his presidency, many question his domestic and foreign policy. Has Aquino, the son of progressive and renowned political figures, lived up to expectations? 

Japan: Breaking a Wave of Economic Collapse (Part 2)

Jan 29, 2013

Japan has always been impressive, utilizing its innovations and technological developments to dominate in an information age. This is Part II of II in which the author is perusing Japan's prospects of increasing economic prosperity along with the need for urgent political and fiscal reform.

Japan: Breaking a Wave of Economic Collapse (Part 1)

Jan 21, 2013

Japan’s post-World War Two economy has always been described as one of the most robust and progressive of the modern era. However, recent political troubles, volatile economic circumstances, and natural disasters have forced a more critical examination of the future of Japan.

Mining for Answers: A Philippine Case Study - Part 2

Oct 03, 2012

A crucial step in understanding the debate over mining is to examine the costs involved. Economics will help uncover the true benefits of the mining practices as it stands while evaluating any potential growth factors.

Mining for Answers: A Philippine Case Study - Part 1

Oct 03, 2012

As the demand for raw materials is expected to surge over the next few decades, exporters and large multinational mining companies have expressed an increased interest in the vast untapped natural resources of Asia. However, many nations are still not ready for the influx of mass mining operations. In many...

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